It was by force that the suspect entered this house on Klaproosstraat in Torhout on Friday night. A place that was obviously not chosen at random since it is the home of the vice president of the local N-VA, Nieuwsblad reports. MV, 54 years old and also a teacher, was suddenly confronted with an intruder in his home.
The man broke down the front door before attacking him with a bat. The suspect then grabbed a kitchen knife and kicked it several times before running away. He was eventually arrested by police and questioned, but prosecutors are refusing to comment at this time. “We can not yet say anything about his motivation,” one explained to the Flemish media.
The 50-year-old was taken to hospital and was seriously injured, but is not in danger of death. He has several cuts and bruises on his face.
The suspect will be brought before the investigating judge.